All in the Family

What if your health as an adult was shaped by your experiences as a child? A study takes a look at how our mental health as youth can influence our physical health as adults. 

Ideas - CBC Radio - December 13, 2011

Alcoholism, cancer, heart disease & obesity may be, in part, influenced by negative childhood experiences.  One of the lead researchers, Dr. Vincent Felitti discusses the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study stating, " recent years, an extraordinary, retrospective study reveals that childhood abuse may lie at the core of some diseases that show up in middle-aged adults." 

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Findings from the study can be found here.

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain
~ John Locke


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